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Zentyal Server => Installation and Upgrades => Topic started by: -pekr- on March 15, 2012, 06:24:33 pm

Title: Can't su -l anymore ...
Post by: -pekr- on March 15, 2012, 06:24:33 pm

not sure if I am remembering it correctly or not, but in the past, when working via a putty, I often performed "su -l", and submitted a password, which was equal to my an "administrator" user password. I set-up administrator account during the installation of the system.

But - now system reports:
su: Authentication failure

I used that aproach to start later a Midnight Commander, to comfortly browse via the system, checking on some stuff, etc. Now I can't "su -l" anymore.

Any suggestion? Well, "sudo -i" changes me to root, without asking for a password. Maybe I just remember it incorrectly?

Title: Re: Can't su -l anymore ...
Post by: stuartiannaylor on March 16, 2012, 12:44:05 pm
sudo -s is what I use